Fighting back against abuses by non-union casinos, Local 54 has launched a campaign to enact ordinances to improve living and working conditions for thousands of non-union employees in Atlantic City. The effort focuses on actions like those taken at the non-union Revel Casino, which requires that employees re-apply for their jobs after four to six years. One of the proposed ordinances would forbid this practice and prohibit tip theft. The other ordinance would provide for paid sick and jury duty leave and partial reimbursement for childcare and public transportation/ carpooling expenses.
Read the press coverage:
- Union seeks vote on Revel job limits, 6/7/2012, Associated Press
- Local 54 pushing for laws in Atlantic City to protect non-union casino workers, 6/8/2012, Press of Atlantic City